Letter to the Editor
Since the lakeshore homeowners would be the most affected by the stonewort infestation, wouldn’t it be best to start a funding appeal through the most highly respected Geneva Lake steward organizations? Organizations such as; the Geneva Lake Association (GLA), the Geneva Lake Conservancy (GLC) and Care For Lake Geneva (CFLG). Naturally, there are a host of other funding sources that can be appealed to, but most of them are waiting to know what these other organizations are going to do. Care For Lake Geneva started its campaign on the Starry-Stonewart dilemma late in January, with an email notification letter, a blog declaration, a Facebook proclamation, and a sign-up petition. Then, as a follow-up, a second email was also sent. The next effort for CFLG would be an actual funding appeal, but that must be based on what the GLA and GLC intend to do.
In all the material published to date, the identified area in Trinke Estates is quite likely the sole location of the invasive species’ presence at this time. With the current isolation to such a small area, there exists an opportunity to eradicate this “Weapon of Mass Destruction“ from the entire lake. There is no intention to put any blame or special responsibility on the Trinke Estates for the appearance of this infestation. It could have happened anywhere on the lake. The good news is that it is currently isolated and can be effectively destroyed. Please let me know what your thoughts are. We want the GLA to continue to be the Heroes of Geneva Lake.
Dick Malmin 847 791-9130
Dick Malmin, Town of Linn resident and Lake Geneva Activist